I had my TLIF in Sept 27. I've been on Roxicodone, Soma, Gabapentin, and Oxycodone/Apap since. The pain seemed to be getting better but last month GA had a Snow/Ice storm and I wasn't able to go to the pain Doc. Pain is back up to a 7, and then I've been getting severe muscle spasms down the back of my right leg and pain down so bad that I couldn't sleep and almost went to ER. Got to my surgeon Tuesday and he kind of shook his head, but said I was still early in my recovery. He said that if I was still bad off at 5 1/2 months, he would do a myelogram.
Then I went to pain dr today and explained that I had been without meds for a month. He put me back on some of them and said to try it out.
Anyone with this kind of situation? I don't like the sound of the procedure because I am extremely allergic to Contrast. HELP!